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My Father Put Them Up There: Anthropogenically caused Environmental Change Associated with Vessel Discard Practices in the Clarence River, NSW, Australia
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  • Brad Duncan,
  • Martin Thoms,
  • David Greenhalgh,
  • Ros Ryan
Brad Duncan
University of New England School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences

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Martin Thoms
The University of New England
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David Greenhalgh
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Ros Ryan
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The Clarence River (New South Wales, Australia) was the main transport corridor for the sugar cane industry operating in the area from the 1860s to the 1970s. Using archaeological, documentary and oral historical resources we explore some of the anthropogenic impacts of this industry upon river channels and hydrology, in particular through the deliberate abandonment of obsolete vessels. These deliberately discarded former cane barges have been used as erosion control devices in several areas around the Harwood Island sugar mill, resulting in the accumulation of sediments and the establishment of mangrove environments in what were degraded areas.
20 Dec 2022Submitted to River Research and Applications
29 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
29 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
29 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Jan 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
25 Feb 20231st Revision Received
27 Feb 2023Assigned to Editor
27 Feb 2023Submission Checks Completed
27 Feb 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Mar 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 Mar 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
17 Apr 20232nd Revision Received
17 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
17 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
17 Apr 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 May 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
23 May 20233rd Revision Received
01 Jun 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Jun 2023Submission Checks Completed
01 Jun 2023Assigned to Editor
03 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Accept